FDC Condemns violence against migrants in South Africa

After two weeks of attacks on foreigners is the Republic of South Africa where  people have been killed and many countries have come up to condemn the act.


South Africans are fighting foreigners for having taken up their jobs. John Kayongo the Forum for Democratic Change FDC spokes person said that this might not affect only South Africa.

He said that Uganda also has many unemployed youth.

He asked the government to fight unemployment so that what is in South Africa does not get to Uganda.

“It is wrong for South Africans to attack other people,” Kayongo said.

South African President Jacob Zuma earlier said the wave of attacks “go against everything we believe in”.

Armed groups have attacked and looted shops run by African immigrants.

With the unemployment rate at 24%, many South Africans accuse foreign nationals of taking jobs from locals.

Thousands of foreigners have fled their homes to shelter in makeshift camps, with neighbouring countries evacuating citizens.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is set to urge restraint after a wave of violence against migrants in South Africa.

He has been accused of fuelling the attacks which have killed at least seven people after saying foreigners should “go back to their countries”.

More than 300 people have been arrested in the unrest.

Thousands are expected to pack into a stadium in the eastern city of Durban to hear King Zwelithini’s address. He insists his comments were distorted.

Among the latest arrests were three men detained in connection with the murder of a Mozambican national in Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg.